A junior republican U.S. Senator from the state of Oklahoma, James Lankford, has released a publication detailing 100 examples of government waste entitled "Federal Fumbles - 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball." The publication is filled with truly infuriating examples of government waste that are sure to get your blood boiling.
Here are a couple of our favorites:
And, to answer your question, yes we are well aware that nearly three-quarters of the federal budget goes to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Defense and that cutting out these small programs will have a negligible impact on the overall deficit. That said, we hardly find that a compelling reason to waste $400k on a research paper "arguing that glaciers are best studied using feminist theories."